Flying Start @ Marjon

Marjon College, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8BH

Flying Start @ Marjon, Plymouth, Devon
Flying Start @ Marjon, Plymouth, Devon
Flying Start @ Marjon, Plymouth, Devon

Flying Start @ Marjon is a state of the art, purpose-built nursery with three separate departments, a large covered deck and a huge landscaped garden.

A wide ranges of resources help staff to encourage learning and development, such as wheeled toys and climbing equipment within a secure outdoor area.

Group: Flying Start

Person in charge: Vicky Cochrane (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Plymouth City Council

Number of Staff: 24

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 59

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

10 Flying Start @ Marjon has a Review Score of 10 (9.961)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Flying Start @ Marjon is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Flying Start @ Marjon in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.961 for Flying Start @ Marjon is calculated as follows: ( (219 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 228 Ratings = 4.961

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Flying Start @ Marjon is based on 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    19
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Flying Start @ Marjon?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Flying Start @ Marjon

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Stepfather of Child
    1

I would highly recommend Flying Start @ Marjon to other parents, my child is in the baby room and they do lots of different activities that include fun and learning both inside and outside. The workers are lovely and keep me up to date on my child's progress and always willing to adapt to my child's needs. The variety of food is also fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery, I go to Flying Start @ Marjon itself and my little one loves the baby room. They are caring and always do loads of interesting and fun things. She loves going!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have happily recommended this nursery to my friends. My son first attended Flying Start @ Marjon 6 years ago and we were incredibly happy with the nursery. Since then they have expanded into an absolutely beautiful purpose-built facility and my daughter, 13 months has been attending for the last eight weeks. She absolutely loves it and scrambles to get out of her car seat when she arrives. Fantastic interactive app for tracking daily activities etc. Could not be happier with this nursery, we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been recommended Flying Start all those years ago and have never considered sending either of our children anywhere else for their pre-school care.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a lovely nursery that my son has been attending for 3 years now. It has large spaces inside and out with great facilities. The staff are lovely and really care for the children. My son loves it here.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attends this nursery and has for almost 2 years. I couldn't recommend flying start enough to family and friends. The staff are all so friendly and familiar with all of the children, one member of staff even went out of their way to help me with an issue concerning my child.
I am kept up to date via the ey-log system and regular feedback from the staff.
The food is all prepared on the premises and is mostly (if not always) a hot meal and snacks are always healthy. I envy my child when I'm told what she has had for lunch each day! :)
I feel happy dropping my child off at nursery knowing she is happily playing with her friends and being stimulated by a wide range of activities that I would not be able to provide at home every day.
Flying Start have also been very flexible with my hours, as I attend the university and my timetable is sometimes changed and placement days are confirmed within short notice, this nursery has not failed to accommodate my needs yet.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The facilities are superb and enable the staff to deliver extremely high-quality learning experiences for my son. We have found all staff to be extremely caring and professional and willing to go above and beyond the basic job description to offer personalised and individual care.
The management and staff are creative and innovative in their pursuit of offering wide and varied experiences for the children, and even though someday's our son is in a difference set of clothes due to mess creation, we know that he has truly enjoyed his day. We love that he is able to explore and interact with different things and we especially love getting updates to the Eylog app with evidence (photos and videos) of his fun. His specific dietary requirements are catered for at all times and nothing is ever too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have found Flying Start to be a very friendly and welcoming nursery for our children. They didn't always want to go when they first started but the staff were extremely supportive in their transition from being with us to starting somewhere new and different and now they love to go. They are always learning something new and it's lovely to hear about their adventures each day!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my daughters attend Flying Start @ Marjon (one currently in the Pre-school room and one in the Toddler room) and they both absolutely love it there! I thoroughly recommend Flying Start @ Marjon, the staff are all amazing - they encourage and understand the children, recognising their strengths and weaknesses and help them to progress and develop at their own pace. Each room is well equipped with a range of toys, books and learning materials appropriate to age and the garden and outside play area is lovely. My daughters love to meet up during outside play and interact with each other and the other groups of children. The meals and snacks provided are excellent and my girls eat everything including food that they won't usually eat for me at home!! I am very happy with the standard of care my daughters receive at Flying Start @ Marjon and most importantly, they are both very happy and settled and love their time at Flying Start.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has been attending Flying Start @ Marjon for a year since he was 9 months old and absolutely loves it. He is always so happy when we go to pick him up and sometimes isn't keen to leave. He has so much fun whilst he is there with so many activities and things to do. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming and Its such piece of mind being able to go to work knowing that he is safe and happy and being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at Flying Start for a year now from the age of 6 months. From the moment he started, the staff have been fantastic and he is thriving under their care. At the beginning, I was quite anxious and had specific ways I wanted things done with him i.e. food, nap routines etc. The staff were flexible and understanding not once making me feel I was asking too much or being a complete pain! All the staff I have dealt with are brilliant and treat him like a member of the family. I really believe they truly care about his development and well-being and they are all so enthusiastic and proud when he achieves something new. I'm never anxious now when I leave him, as he loves it so much and I know there's nothing to worry about. The management is very friendly and approachable and runs some really good sessions to get the parents involved with the activities, like heuristic play and sensory fun. In short, we love it and would definitely recommend to anyone else.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy really loves his time at Flying Start, we are always welcomed by a member of staff and are given feedback when I collect him. The inside space is well catered for the age group, it is lovely to see. The outside space is really great, good space to run around and lots of play.
The manager is always happy to answer any questions and is easily contactable.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our little girl is so happy here! We love the nursery, all of the people that work there are very friendly and helpful! We are anxious parents and the nursery has been very patient with us and our endless questions and phone calls to check on our little one! They provide a safe, happy environment, and we've even had a valentines card! Such a lovely touch! Can't recommend enough :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

What a wonderful nursery! The team at Flying Start could not be more friendly, approachable or caring. They know and understand my daughter as an individual and have taken the time to get to know us as a family too. Cannot speak highly enough of the care provided.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing nursery with a lovely friendly family feel. Both my children go here and are really happy. The staff are lovely and always happy to listen to any of my requests, even the really random ones!. I feel like they genuinely care about my children in a really personal way which makes leaving them to go to work that little bit easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has been attending Flying Start @ Marjon since she was 18 months old, she is now 3 1/2. We've been extremely happy with all aspects of the nursery; the high standards are consistent throughout the three groups and transition between the groups is well-managed at a pace appropriate to an individual's personality and needs. Our daughter is quite shy but staff are brilliant at encouraging her to join in and come out of her shell. They are great at recognising areas of strength and weakness and understanding how to work with and improve such areas. The opening hours and range of sessions offered were among the reasons for our choosing Flying Start @ Marjon and we've found them to be flexible whenever we've needed to change times or days. Finally, the variety of meals and snacks that are prepared for the children is excellent and are thoroughly enjoyed by our daughter. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Flying Start since she was one and is now in the toddler room. She loves going into the nursery and the staff all make so much effort to make sure she is happy if she's having a bad day. The room always looks fun and exciting and something always manages to catch her eye first thing in the morning making drop offs super easy! Everyday she learns something new and is always making new friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic staff, lots of varied activities each day for children. Safe outdoor area. Brilliant lunch meal provided.
Has a lovely family feel. The Christmas fair and fun days that they put on are great fun and really involve the parents.
My children love it!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child started in June and has settled into this nursery extremely well.

Day by day I notice advancements in their development. Each member of staff makes a real effort to help each child's development and regularly checks whether you have any concerns. When you collect your child you are updated on their daily activities, which is substantial due to the extensive facilities and resources available.

The whole nursery has a relaxed and happy vibe, and when I collect my child they are always happy and smiling. I am confident in the knowledge that my child is receiving excellent care. It's not just the place but the kind and friendly people that make Marjon Flying Start a wonderful place to take your child for daycare.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attends Flying Start Marjon, she loves it there, she enjoys all the activities they put out everyday and loves the staff in the toddler room. The building is very well presented and always looks clean and tidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start @ Marjon? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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